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Tracks Augusta International Raceway

Discussion in 'Assetto Corsa Modding Discussions' started by HistoricMustang, May 16, 2017.

  1. HistoricMustang

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    I have an actual survey plat for this road circuit that operated in Augusta, Georgia in the 1960's. Both NASCAR and the United States Road Racing Championship (USRRC) [​IMG] series used the facility. If you have an interest in "building" this track let me know. Also, have additional information about the track facilities to improve overall quality of this new build. The track was a high banked, 21 turn, 3 mile long circuit. Thanks.
     
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  3. LilSki

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    Already been talking to Henry on Facebook. He is how I found the track on the RIR facebook page.

    You may have missed it Emery but I already have a layout working in AC from the lidar data.
     
  4. HistoricMustang

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    Thanks. Our non-profit has its annual meeting in September. It would be supper if we could pull this together for that gathering. Would that be a possibility? I have tons of info on this eight track racing complex that operated between 1960 and 1980. It had drag strip, 1/2 mile oval, kart track, micro-midget track, motorcycle scramble track, 3 mile road circuit completed and they had started a 2 mile tri oval and lakes for hydro-plane racing.
     
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  6. LilSki

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    I can't guarantee a finished track by then but I can probably have something that is presentable. There weren't many trackside objects then anyway so it shouldn't take that long but I have a few projects in line to finish first.
     
  7. HistoricMustang

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    That would be great. I will just start feeding you info and use what you need. Banking.jpg
     
  8. HistoricMustang

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    Here is the actual plat. Thanks. AIR platt.JPG
     

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    Thanks to administration for getting thread to proper location. 11700723_845831395502402_4346254520047845459_o.jpg
     
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  11. formulaHEINE

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    A civil engineer from the US would be helpful. ;)

    I can follow nearly all values from the list to interpret the the base 2D layout, only for the value D i didn't found any formula, but is seems to be some sort of deflection angle and a sort of subdivion of the curve, so possibly no banking information.

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  12. LilSki

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    I'm not overly concerned about values on data from the 60s as my experience with Bridgehampton has shown me the older the data the less accurate it often is. The Lidar is pretty clear and really only two sections are missing. The area between the current entrance road and T1 and the one section around T4 has been repaved and doesn't seamlessly join into T5 anymore. The rest is pretty clear.

    Here is a shot going into T1. You can see the highlighted point on the spline has a tilt of 9.8*. Notice I leave the existing road banking before I bridge over to the old track. This is because it appears they regraded that section as the current road starts to turn left so they leveled it out.
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    Here is an overview shot of the base layout on the data.
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  13. HistoricMustang

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    That is very accurate. :)

    Here is a video, modern day, which ends in the section your are describing. This video begins in the lower left section of a diagram of the track. The front straight of the track, modern day, was basically repaved using the 1960's road bed up until the section you are describing. Thanks for all that you are doing to bring this one back.

     
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  14. HistoricMustang

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    The surroundings of the track (inside and out) had very few trees as seen in this photo of Carroll Shelby and his King Cobra's on pit lane........and others pics.

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  15. mantasisg

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    Looks to me the higher the number is - the tighter the curve is. But there are numbers like 10 even at relatively straight zones.
     
  16. HistoricMustang

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    That make sense.

    Glenn "Fireball" Roberts was involved in the track layout and as the story goes, he and the developers got into a jeep with a bottle of Jack Daniels and some poles........they would drive a bit, take a sip and put a pole in the ground.....then repeated the process for 3.2 miles. Folks say that explains why there are not many "straight sections" on the circuit. It might also explain why "Fireball" won the first event at the circuit. I have a very high quality aerial (23 megs) of the entire complex from 1963 when we get to that point. It even shows the golf course that was under construction and the lakes that would be connected and used for hydro-plane racing.
    Augusta 510 post on 11 17 15 (9).jpg But, it is too large to load here on the forum. Thanks for your help.
     
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  17. LilSki

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    This one? It is shrunk to fit here but I have the full size one.
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  18. HistoricMustang

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    It is different than this one, but this one is pretty good as it shows just how void of foliage the complex was.....just to the right of the pit lane at the top was the garage.....which was state of the art for its time. Just "north" of the pit lane was the grandstand area and just behind the grandstands were the restrooms and concession stands. The golf course can be seen in your photo. The wooden guard rails began at the end of the lake area at bottom of photo and extended to pit entrance. The downhill section is on the left and the uphill section is on the right. Highest point of the circuit is upper left and lowest section is in the lake area mid photo. It was a very sandy area and the drivers complained of the track being slippery due to sand.

    Side Note: I grew up two miles from the tracks (8) as they were being constructed.

    Thanks for all that you are doing.
     
  19. ALB123

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    OMG. That layout looks awesome!
     
  20. aphidgod

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    It's pretty fun to drive, assuming the quick and dirty alpha is finished enough to judge. :)

    Loving the collaborative spirit going on here.